If lost people mattered to you the way they matter to God, what would your life look like?
It's a sin
Are you a contagious Christian? Is your faith infectious?
"I pray that you may be active in sharing your faith." -- Philemon 1:6
This witnessing assignment is for the course in Ministry, Church and Society course taught at Southern Nazarene University by Howard Culbertson.
Writing out your testimony will help you be ready to tell your story about Jesus to anyone who asks.
There are three reasons why personal testimonies impact people.
- People who know you are interested in you and your life.
- Other people can relate to your story.
- They can't argue with the fact that your life has been changed.
Read Acts 26 to hear Paul telling his story.
- Acts 26: 4-11 Before
- Acts 26:12-18 How
- Acts 26:19-23 After
Your answers to the following questions form your salvation testimony.
- Before: your life before you knew Christ
- Before you came to Christ, where were you spiritually? How did that affect you -- your feelings, attitudes, actions, and relationships?
- Before you became a Believer, what were some ways God began drawing you to Christ?
- How: your conversion
- What motivated you to invite Christ into your life as Lord and Savior?
- Specifically, how did you come to Christ, receive His forgiveness and submit to His Lordship?
- If a church played a part in your conversion, how did you come in contact with that congregation? Who and what do you remember from your first visits?
- After: your new walk with Christ
- What changed in your life after you accepted Jesus as your Savior?
- Finish this sentence: "My prayer is....
Additional witnessing / soul-winning resources
- Should attempts at sharing our Christian faith with other people take into account the journey they are on? How serious are we . . ? More . . .
- Lyle Pointer's "spiritual conversation starters"
- Spiritual conversation openers
- Walking away -- a personal evangelism, soul-winning case study [ read case study ]
- PowerPoint on relational, friendship evangelism [ view presentation ] [ open as PowerPoint ]
|How do you turn a friendly conversation into a chance to share Jesus with someone? [ read more ]|
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